Why is Toohey Forest important?
At 640 hectares in size, Toohey Forest is one of the few remaining ‘green lungs’ of Brisbane and provides a vital habitat for many native plants and animals once common across South East Queensland. The facility also boasts its own plant trail featuring a range of educational signage and over 50 species of plants.
Who is Toohey Forest named after?
Brisbane has two Toohey Streets, a Toohey Road, a Toohey Avenue, Toohey Forest Park and even a Toohey Village. All are named after James Toohey, one of Brisbane’s most interesting 19th century pioneer land speculators.
Can you ride in Toohey Forest?
With several kilometres of bike pathways and picnic spots, Toohey Forest is a great place to enjoy a scenic ride.
What kind of forest is Toohey Forest?
Toohey Forest is typical of the open eucalypt forests that once covered Brisbane. Rainforest species grow along creeks and in moist gullies. It is home to over 400 species of native wildlife and plant species. The forest features sandstone outcrops and is made up of a variety of eucalypt trees.
How many koalas are in Toohey Forest?
Toohey forest is a very different environment from Brisbane’s Fortitude Valley late at night, and one koalas and security guards, much prefer. It’s estimated there are around 30 of them in the forest and sightings are routine in 2019.
Are dogs allowed in Toohey Forest?
Because of all the wildlife in the park, your dog must be leashed at all times. Your pup may desperately want to befriend a few wallabies, but it’s important to protect him for his own safety and the safety of everyone at the park. These trails are friendly for everybody—which includes mountain bikers.
What lives in Toohey Forest?
Toohey Forest is home to koalas, short-beaked echidnas and lace monitors. It has more than 75 species of birds and a diversity of reptiles, butterflies and frogs. This is unique for an area with such a close proximity to the city centre.
Are there koalas in Toohey Forest?
Toohey Forest is named after James Toohey, an Irishman made wealthy in the California gold rush. He selected these lands in 1872 and his family held the forests until Council gradually acquired them after 1945. Mt Gravatt is named after Lieutenant George Gravatt who was in charge of the Moreton Bay Penal settlement at Brisbane Town in 1842.
What is’Toohey Forest’?
‘ Toohey Forest ‘ is a large area of bushland in the southern suburbs of Brisbane. Scattered throughout the forest are innumerable small sandstone boulders. There’s heaps of problems and it’s nice & shady, so many summer afternoons and many many layers of fingertip skin have been lost here! ‘ Toohey Forest ‘ is owned by the Brisbane City Council.
Where is Brisbane’s Toohey Forest Park?
Brisbane City Council’s Toohey Forest Park (includes Mt Gravatt Outlook Reserve) is approximately 260 hectares and 10 kilometres south of the Brisbane Central Business District (CBD). Toohey Forest adjoins bushland owned and managed by Griffith University.
How do I get to Toohey Forest?
‘ Toohey Forest ‘ is about 10 km south of Brisbane city. The best access for most of the boulders is from the car park just off Toohey Road, Tarragindi. Be aware the car park gate is locked from 7pm until 6am. To get there by public transport, take the bus to Griffith University’s Nathan campus which adjoins the forest.